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Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation

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The Department of Community Medicine and Rehabilitation includes forensic medicine, geriatric medicine, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, sports medicine and rehabilitation medicine

Occupational Therapy

Have a good life! How is our health influenced by our work and occupation?


Physiotherapy concerns promoting health by encouraging movement. From a health perspective the human being is ...

Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is the aspect of medicine which is theoretically and practically devoted to prevention and tre...

Forensic Medicine

Forensic medicine is a field of medicine which provides the justice system – police, prosecutor and the courts...

Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric medicine encompasses the whole range of medical problems - from etiology to therapy and prophylaxis ...

Rehabilitation Medicine

Rehabilitation Medicine includes treatment by multiprofessional teams with a view to minimize impairment and d...

The department has a clinical direction, and the Units of Occupational Therapy, Geriatric Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine, Sports Medicine, Forensic Medicine, and Physiotherapy are all involved in research and education.

Some of the units also have direct connections with respective clinics at the University Hospital of Umeå.

The department provides education within several basic professional training programs and is also responsible for both occupational therapy, training and physical therapy educational programs.

The department is a part of the Faculty of Medicine.


Umeå University is highly represented at Arctic Congress 2024
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Magnus Zingmark participated at a research conference in Östersund to present two projects.

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Published: 2024-01-16

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